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This report was written by Hina Shamsi and edited byDeborah Pearlstein.Others who contributed to the report are Maureen Byrnes,Avi Cover,Miriam Datskovsky,Ken Hurwitz,Allison Johnson,Priti Patel,Michael Posner,and Lauren Smith. Michael Russomade substantial contributions at all stages of research andreport-writing.Human Rights First would like to thank the many former militaryofficers and other experts who generously provided insights onaspects of the report.Human Rights First gratefully acknowledges the generous supportof the following: Anonymous (2); Arca Foundation; The AtlanticPhilanthropies; The David Berg Foundation; Joan K. Davidson(The J.M. Kaplan Fund); Charles Lawrence Keith and Clara MillerFoundation; The Elysium Foundation; FJC – A Foundation of DonorAdvised Funds; Florence Baker Martineau Foundation;Ford Foundation; The Arthur Helton Fellowship; Herb BlockFoundation; JEHT Foundation; John D. & Catherine T. MacArthurFoundation; John Merck Fund; The Kaplen Foundation; MerlinFoundation; Open Society Institute; The Overbrook Foundation;Puget Sound Fund of Tides Foundation; Rhodebeck CharitableTrust; The Paul D. Schurgot Foundation,Inc.; TAUPO CommunityFund of Tides Foundation; The Oak Foundation.Cover design: Sarah GrahamCover photo: Mark Wilson/Getty Images